PACKING LIST FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS


This is a comprehensive packing list and some of it you may not need. Pick and choose what you need for your packing list and give yourself peace of mind knowing you did not leave anything behind. There will be extra spaces in each section for you to personalize the list for something that may have been missed. The amount you pack will be determined by the length of your trip. Don't forget that airlines have a maximum weight of 50lbs on each piece of luggage you check in.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME:

__ Unplug electrical appliances
__ Contact your home security company and provide travel dates
__ Contact credit card companies and let them know your itinerary for purchases 
__ Stop newspaper and mail delivery
__ Turn on radio or set with a timer
__ Set lights with a timer
__ Eat all the perishable food that is in your refrigerator - don't unplug this
__ Empty all your trash cans
__ Clean all dirty dishes
__ Inform your neighbors of travel dates and provide emergency contact info
__ Arrange for house sitter or pet sitter
__ Arrange for sidewalk snow removal
__ Water plants
__ Adjust thermostat for your absence
__ Make sure smoke detector batteries have been recently replaced
__ Lock all doors, windows, sheds, garages, etc.
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DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT:

__ Airline Ticket confirmation 
__ Airline Boarding Pass
__ Hotel Confirmaiton
__ Cruise Booking Confirmation & Boarding Pass
__ Cruise Line Luggage Tags
__ Luggage Locks - TSA Approved
__ Luggage Tags - even inside the luggage in case your outside tags are accidently torn off
__ Luggage Scale - portable to fit in carry-on to ensure luggage does not exceed 50lbs
__ Deck Plans
__ Car Rental Confirmation
__ Parking Coupon if parking near the airport
__ Passport
__ Visas (not the credit card)
__ Driver's License
__ Driver's Insurance Card
__ Directions - if you are driving / GPS
__ Medical Insurance Cards
__ Credit Cards - always take more than one in case one does not work
__ Cash & Extra Cash for tips
__ Traveler's Checks
__ Wallet / Purse
__ Travel Insurance Confirmation
__ A blank business card listing phone #'s of agent, hotel, car rental agency, travel insurance, etc
__ House Keys - you will eventually be coming home
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FROM THE MEDICINE CABINET:

__ Prescription medications - in their original containers
__ Aleve / Tylenol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin
__ Vitamins
__ Cold Medicine
__ Airborne / Emergen-c
__ Allergy / Sinus Medicine
__ Afrin or other nasal spray - used to relieve pressure on takeoff and landing
__ Immodium
__ Laxative
__ Pepcid
__ Rolaids / Tums / Pepto Bismol
__ Dramamine / Bonine
__ Vicks
__ Breathe Right Strips
__ Q-Tips / Cotton Balls
__ Band-Aids
__ Neosporin
__ Blistex
__ Cough drops
__ Alcohol wipes
__ Vaseline - for your snorkel mask
__ Hand Cream
__ Muscle Relaxant Cream (for an achey back)
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ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE:

__ Camera / Underwater Camera / Video Camera
__ Extra Video Cards
__ Extra Batteries
__ Battery Charger
__ Cell Phone & Charger
__ Phone Card
__ Computer / Power Cord / Ethernet Cable
__ Ipod / MP3 / Chargers
__ Head Phones
__ Alarm Clock / Extra battery
__ Watches
__ Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Floss
__ Mouthwash / Mints / Gum
__ Chapstick
__ Deodorant
__ Razors & blades / Electric Shaver & Charger
__ Shampoo / Conditioner
__ Shower Cap
__ Soap / Soap Container
__ Body Lotion / Face Lotion
__ Baby Powder - especially for "sticky" sand.
__ Books / Magazines / E-reader
__ Glasses
__ Sunglasses
__ Contacts & Extras / Saline / Eye drops / Storage case
__ Brush / Comb / Pick
__ Nail Kit
__ Sewing Kit
__ Tissues - Kleenex
__ Lint Brush
__ Sunscreen
__ Sunburn Moisturizer - aloe
__ Snorkel Gear (mask, fins, tube)
__ Air Freshener
__ Antibacterial hand sanitizer
__ Umbrellas
__ Rain gear (coat / pants)
__ Earplugs
__ Insect Repellent/ Wipes
__ Wrinkle Release Spray
__ Static Guard
__ Stain Remover / Stain Stick
__ Febreze
__ Used gift card w/ magnetic strip - to use on the cabin/hotel safe
__ Snacks
__ Souvenir List - for jealous family members back home
__ Extra Ziploc bags
__ Coat - if traveling in colder climates
__ Hat / Gloves - for cold weather
__ Sweater / Sweatshirts - for cold weather
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FOR THE GUYS:

__ Socks (casual) / Dress Socks
__ Underwear / T-shirts
__ Dress Pants
__ Casual Pants - Dockers
__ Dress Shirts
__ Casual Shirts - Polos
__ Suit / Tux
__ Cummerbund
__ Ties / Bow tie
__ Tie clip / Cuff links / Collar bar / Shirt button studs
__ Belt / Suspenders
__ Dress Shoes
__ Sneakers / Water shoes / Flip flops
__ Shirts (casual during the day)
__ Shaving Cream / Aftershave
__ Styptic Pencil
__ Shorts / Swimtrunks
__ Hat - keep secure on windy days
__ Sleepwear
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FOR THE GALS:

__ Underwear / Stockings / Slips
__ Socks
__ Bras
__ Dresses / Evening Gowns
__ Dress Slacks
__ Dress Blouses
__ Shoulder Wrap / Sweater
__ Dress Shoes
__ Sneakers / Water shoes / Sandals
__ Evening Purse
__ Casual bottoms and tops (during the day)
__ Capri's
__ Belts
__ Scarfs
__ Bathing Suit / Cover up
__ Pareo Wrap
__ Pajamas / Nightgown
__ Curling Iron
__ Hair Dryer - many ships and hotels provide this
__ Hair Clips, Bands, Pins, etc
__ Makeup / Makeup Remover
__ Makeup Case
__ Nail Polish / Remover
__ Hand Mirror
__ Jewelry
__ Hair styling products (Spray, Mousse, Gel)
__ Feminine Hygiene Products
__ Birth Control
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NICETIES:

__ Night Light 
__ Flashlight
__ Powerstrip / Extension Cord
__ Laundry Sheets - all in one sheets - to do your own laundry
__ Laundry Bag
__ Quarters - for washer & dryer
__ Slippers
__ Return address labels - saves time filling out forms and use for anything that you want returned if lost
__ Address Book - if  you like to send postcards
__ Notebook
__ Pen / Pencil / Highlighter
__ Calculator
__ Post-it notes
__ Personal Business Cards - to exchange with new acquaintances - you can purchase at Vistaprint for a low price
__ Extra zip-loc bags - not just for snacks, but wet swimsuits, dirty laundry, liquids, keeping camera dry, etc
__ Travel Pillow
__ Travel Blanket
__ Tote Bag - for shopping and to bring back home as your second allowable carry-on for breakables
__ Beach Bag
__ Lanyard - some people wear their room key card
__ Insulated Travel Mug
__ Binoculars
__ Walkie-Talkies - to stay in touch with children or family members
__ Extra Hangers - take your clothes with hangers
__ Bottle Opener / Corkscrew
__ Wine Bottle bags - padded / bubble wrap
__ Lysol Wipes
__ Over the door hooks
__ Over the door shoe pocket/compartment hanger - stores a lot of small items and is collapsible for packing
__ Clothes Pins - for curtains and shower curtains or to hang and dry wet clothing
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PACKING TIPS:
- Don't forget the 311 rule by the TSA = liquid carry-on items must be 3 oz or less and contained in one 1 quart bag.
- Don't pack a his and hers suitcase. Always mix the clothing in case one piece of luggage is lost or delayed.
- Pack all aerosols and liquids in zip-loc bags.
- Roll your clothes instead of folding to save space.
- Stuff your shoes with small items or socks and underwear.
- Take a picture of your luggage in case it is lost or you change your flight during your travels (give up your seat).
- Take a picture of your luggage contents in case you have to file an insurance claim.

NOTE: Always leave a photocopy of your passport, driver's license, travel insurance policy, credit cards, insurance cards, packing list, etc at home with someone who can fax the information in case all of your information is lost or stolen.